Exclusive: Democracy Now! Broadcasts a Recording of a Police Sergeant Interrogating a Man Moments After Police Shoot him 5 Times, Paralyzing and Blinding Him.
Farmworker Oliverio Martinez wails for help, says he is choking and dying, and pleads with the sergeant to stop questioning him. This week, the Supreme Court ruled that his 5th amendment rights against self-incrimination were not violated. We speak with the lawyers for the farm worker and for the police sergeant who interrogated him.
Sweet Honey in the Rock: Part II with the Legendary Civil Rights Singers
“I think that it is very important to understand that there is an American history of terrorizing its own citizens that’s held in the legacy of African Americans. Families wonder how they can get their young boys to the age of 35 without being killed.”
Former Presidential Candidate Ron Daniels, on How the Fight for Civil Rights Continues Today
“The Republicans have gained control of both houses of the congress of the United States and their aim and goal is very clear, they also want to take over the judiciary…the right-wing, the arch-conservatives, the reactionaries they will control all three branches of government and that is terrifying to people of color.”
President Bush Signs Tax Law that Excludes Some of the Country's Poorest Families from Receiving Child Tax Credit
We speak with the director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the watchdog group that discovered how House and Senate leaders excluded these families at the last minute.